Hitler and the Third Reich

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During the Holocaust six million Jews died at the hands of a despicable man; Adolf Hitler. While many perished in the extermination camps, malnutrition, disease, execution and medical experimentation were other methods of the Jews annihilation. In 1933, before WW II there were approximately nine million Jews living in Germany. By the end of WW II six million Jews had died. In this paper the researcher will attempt to give accurate accounts as to how Adolf Hitler came to power, why he killed innocent people, and where the carnage began. The researcher will attempt to accurately show when the Holocaust began and who was affected by one man and his follower’s beliefs of their superiority over others.

The Jewish people have always been victims in one sense or another; it would seem that whenever something went awry they were the ones to be held accountable. It seems the Jews have been persecuted for the problems of the world even when they have committed no wrongdoing. The most horrifying account of Jewish persecution is the Holocaust, which took place from 1933 to 1945. During the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler sought to eliminate all the people that he felt was inferior to the Germans, namely the Jews, and believed in doing so he would create a pure Aryan Nation which other countries could not match.

On January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler who was part of the National Socialist Party also known as the Nazi Party, was appointed Chancellor of Germany. He quickly transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single party dictatorship based purely upon totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism (Wistrich, Robert, 2003). Hitler yearned for a pure Aryan State, a country that in his ideology would be a superior race to the r...

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